City will be on the road again to defend their FAI Cup trophy

City will be on the road again to defend their FAI Cup trophy
John Caulfield. Picture: INPHO/Bryan Keane

THE holders Cork City will face First Division opposition again in the shape of Longford Town in the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup at City Calling Stadium in the midlands in two weeks.

John Caulfield’s champions-elect in the league will fancy their chances again after a seven goal victory over Athlone Town in the last round in Cork over the weekend.

“All we wanted was a home draw after all the travelling up and down the country we have been doing in the last month or so," said Caulfield

"I think we have been away and on the road in four of our last seven league games and here we go again back on the road for the next round of the Cup.

“The preference for me all along was for a home draw and we would have loved to have a quarter-final in Cork but we go to Longford now with a place in the semi-finals up for grab,” said Caulfield.

Non-league Bluebell United, the only non-league side left in the competition, will host Shamrock Rovers in an exciting quarter-final draw.

There will be a Louth derby as Dundalk host Drogheda United at Oriel Park while Limerick, who claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over Finn Harps, will travel to Eamonn Deacy Park to face Galway.

All ties will be played on the weekend-ending September 10.

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